Water Crisis in Iran

  • Iran: New Strategies Needed to Reduce Water Use
    Rewriting rules on how much water can or should be allowed to different sectors can help reduce use and underpin security for consumers and the environment in the coming decades, says the managing...
  • Iran: Threat of Illegal Water Wells Real
    The pattern of deficits in underground water resources in Fars Province is approaching appalling levels and is closer to the one billion cubic meters, says the managing director of the provincial...
  • Inter-Basin Water Transfer Schemes Challenged
    Diverting water from the Oman Sea to alleviate the water crisis in Sistan-Baluchestan, South Khorasan and Khorasan Razavi provinces is on the agenda, but it should not be the last resort, deputy...
  • Water Crisis Will Cripple Iran's Future Economic Plans
    A conference was held last week at the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) in Mashhad to discuss the root causes of rising water tensions, consequences and...
  • Kerman Looking for New Water Solutions
    The plains around Kerman City, capital of the namesake province, no longer have the capacity for more deep wells to reach groundwater resources, and water transfer is the only way to meet its water...
  • Khorasan Razavi Using Water It Does Not Have
    Extraction from renewable water resources in Khorasan Razavi Province has reached petrifying levels, the head of provincial Water Company said. "At least 25% of what is being consumed now belongs...
  • 145th Water Treatment Plant Opens
    The 145th water treatment plant was officially launched Tuesday in Abhar County, Zanjan Province. It provides potable water to 60,000 people in Abhar and Khorramdarreh counties, the Energy...
  • Feasibility Studies Over for Oman Sea Water Project
    Khorasan Razavi Water and Wastewater Company has completed feasibility studies to supply water from the Oman Sea to three provinces, operator of the project said Sunday. "The plan is estimated to...
  • Ardakan Farmers’ Water Consumption Unsustainable
    An estimated 95 million cubic meters of water is used annually in Ardakan County, Yazd Province, of which 80% is consumed by farmers, 12% by households and 8% by industries, managing director of...
  • Iran: 2,600% Rise in Number of Banned Plains
    Rapidly declining water resources has impelled the government to increase the number of plains from which water withdrawal is banned from 15 in 1968 to 405 now -- up 2,600%. “The number is...
  • Iran, 16 Nations Warned of Day When Taps Run Dry
    Followed by Qatar, Israel and Lebanon, Iran is ranked 4th on the list of countries with extremely high water risk.  The Tehran-based Persian-language economic newspaper Donya-e-Eqtesad, a sister...
  • Promising Water Projects for Rural Yazd
    Water supply infrastructure is expanding in Yazd Province and $5 million was invested in new projects, managing director of the provincial Water and Wastewater Company said Tuesday. "Thirty water...
  • Emergency Water Supply to Kerman in 2 Months
    The project to supply water to Kerman City, in southern Kerman Province, will be completed in two months, the managing director of the National Water and Wastewater Engineering Company said. “...
  • Water Treatment Plant for County in Kohkilouyeh-Boyer-Ahmad
    A water treatment plant with a capacity of 1,200 cubic meters opened in underdeveloped Sarfaryab District in Charam County, Kohkilouyeh-Boyer-Ahmad Province, managing director of the provincial...
  • Sistan Rural Regions Lack Piped Water
    An estimated 1,260 villages in Sistan-Baluchistan Province lack piped water, director of the provincial regional water company said. “Close to 251,000 rural people are being supplied with safe...
  • Completing Tehran Wastewater Treatment Plants Is a Priority
    Expediting the construction of wastewater treatment plants in Tehran is on the agenda of Tehran Province Water and Wastewater Company, the managing director said. Pipe-laying operations have been...
  • Iran Desalination Capacity to Rise by 300,000 Cubic Meters Per Day by 2021
    In the past six years, 39 desalination units with a capacity of approximately 174,000 cubic meters per day (63.7 million cubic meters a year), are operating mostly in the southern coasts. Sixty...
  • Iran Dams Are Emptying, Again
    The amount of water stored in dams has dwindled by 9% between May 22 and June 22. Dams across the country held 40.6 billion cubic meters of water in May, but the level fell to 37.3 bcm in June,...
  • Kerman Water Project Near Completion
    The project to transfer drinking water from Safa Rud Dam to Kerman City in southern Kerman Province will be completed in two weeks, managing director of Kerman Regional Water Company said. “...
  • Water Level Rising in Urmia Lake
    Around 2.46 billion cubic meters of water has been released from dams in West Azarbaijan Province into Lake Urmia since the beginning of the current water year (last September), managing director...
  • 28m People in Water-Stressed Regions
    Over 28 million people in Iran (about a third of the population) are living in water-stressed regions. Although this is still a large number causing serious concern, it has decreased by nearly 6.4...
  • Knowledge-Based Start-Ups Help Assuage Water Problems
    Iran has great potential for leading the water sector entrepreneurship in the region, co-director of Cewas, a Swiss non-profit association involved in improving business practices in water and...
  • Tehran Water Consumption Breaks Record
    Tehran recorded the highest daily water consumption in its history last Friday, the managing director of Tehran Province Water and Wastewater Company said. "Water consumption in the megacity...
  • Dilemma of Illegal Water Wells
    One major issue in water management in Iran is the exploitation of groundwater resources, and an important measure taken in this regard is the unending struggle against illegal water wells.  The...
  • The government is now confident that transferring water from the Caspian Sea to Semnan Province is the best alternative to help fight drought in the central plateau, the managing director of Iran...

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